This school could not get enough of my assembly talk last year and wanted more. So for this zoom session broadcasted to the entire school, we expanded the scope by talking about caricaturing objects and animals. We talked about anthropomorphism and demonstrated how to humanise a parrot to mark a significant event - the relocation... Continue Reading →
The final session with NT students on fabric art was introducing them to the oldest dye known to mankind by way of Shibori - the Japanese tie and dye techniques. They explored folding and clamping methods instead of pole ties. We also touched on a bit of science in explaining the indigo dying process. Besides... Continue Reading →
A no mess art activity session where participants get to know about batik making processes, connect with local clothing culture and complete their very own batik piece in just two hours. This￼ was for an education institution celebrating National Day.
We are very excited to announce that our photo challenge project on Instagram got overwhelming response of more than 1,500 submissions. The judges had a hard time selecting the finalist. We ended up choosing twice the amount we planned to exhibit because there were simply too many fantastic photos that captured the excitement and cultural... Continue Reading →
We are honoured to be a part of the annual Pesta Raya at Esplanade this year. To register: https://www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/pesta-raya-malay-festival-of-arts/2022/batik-painting-workshop?utm_source=Esplanade+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=c3c92d5d56-festival_pesta-raya_ticket-launch_042022&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_abb3f82f99-c3c92d5d56-52828567
This interview was recorded in 2018, If it is of any interest to you, you can hear it here: https://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/oral_history_interviews/record-details/030a1f19-9ac3-11e8-8b7d-001a4a5ba61b?keywords=kamal+dollah&keywords-type=all I totally forgot about it until recently when I'm getting quite a few requests from students for interviews. I do not want to come across as uncooperative to you scholars but you are demanding my... Continue Reading →
There must be a better way! Always think like that and new solutions will appear. We sometime face problems at the schools we visit where the visualizer is not available or is not working properly. We overcame this with using our own phone. Works well all these years but we still have to carry quite... Continue Reading →
Sharing a recently completed batik painting on silk measuring 34 x 32” by Kamal Dollah We do painting for ourselves and commissions besides teaching and hosting art exhibitions and events. Keeping our ourself busy gets easier now that a lot of restrictions are lifted as we enter the endemic age of Covid-19. It starts out... Continue Reading →